The Child Development Center of the Hamptons in Wainscott, the South Fork's only charter school, will close next month. Christine Sampson

Brief biographies of those running in May 17 election; part one of a series
In the East Hampton School District, four candidates are running for three seats on the school board. From left to right, James Foster, Wendy Geehreng, Alison Anderson, Rich Wilson.

The East Hampton School District's cafeterias began serving a new version of chicken fingers and chicken sandwiches on Monday. Jackie Lowey

Photographs from Pierson High School students’ recent trip to Cuba will be on display at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum from Saturday through May 17. Max Micallef

William Field, center, won first place in the small motors category at the New York State Skills USA competition last week. He is a career and technical education student from East Hampton High School. Michelle Field
Mitchell Lester, left, and Eric Schoenster, right, are career and technical education students from East Hampton High School who placed third in their respective contest categories at the New York State Skills USA competition last week.

Local Education News

A deadline of May 20, to sign up children who will be 4 by Dec. 1

By Tuesday, to the students’ delight, their seeds had sprouted
Bryan Smith, one of the Ross Lower School’s science teachers, helped a student plant a seedling on Tuesday morning before the rain set in. Christine Sampson